Designation of controlled origins
Pian del Lupo
It's the fruit of the piedmontese tradition oriented towards an international taste. To this wine obtained from the best nebbiolo grapes, grown up in diano d'alba, the result of an attentive vinification of merlot grapes-carefully selected in order to strengthen the structure- is then added. The vinification of the two varieties is carried out separately, following respective maturation evolution. The blending of the wines is made after the malolactic fermentation, before the maturation in barrels starts in order to let the product blend from the two great varietes into a one only associated character of colour, smell and taste. The wine evolution continue for about twenty months into small, high quality oak barrels to end up with at least one-years refinement in bottles. The colour is deep ruby red with garnet red highlights. The smell is complex; it can be easily recognised the clean and pleasant vanilla and spices notes-well harmonised with the fruity notes reminding of prune jam and little berries. The taste is warm and full, dry with an important tannic sensation, evolved and velvety at the same time. Long persistence with a particulary pleasant aftertaste.